Institutions and Evolution of Capitalism in Geoff Hodgson’s Work (Introduction)

in "Institutions and Evolution of Capitalism: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey M. Hodgson" (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar), 2019

16 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2019

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Francesca Gagliardi

University of Hertfordshire - Business School

David Gindis

University of Warwick - Warwick Law School

Date Written: March 22, 2019

Abstract

This article is the introductory chapter to a festschrift in honour of Geoff Hodgson. In work spanning four decades, Geoff Hodgson has made many path-breaking contributions to institutional economics, evolutionary economics, economic methodology, the history of economic thought and social theory more broadly. Hodgson’s reputation as a prolific and important writer, whose work transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, is matched by his credentials as an academic entrepreneur, whose involvement in the formation of two international scholarly societies and the foundation of the Journal of Institutional Economics has expanded the opportunities for constructive dialogue among social scientists. To celebrate Hodgon’s fantastic career, this volume brings together 19 original contributions by world-leading scholars in specific areas that have played a significant role in influencing Hodgson’s thinking or represent key debates to which he has contributed. The chapter introduces these contributions, and summarizes a conversation with Hodgson that is also included in the volume.

Keywords: Geoff Hodgson, capitalism, institutional economics, evolutionary economics, economic methodology, academic entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: B00, B15, B25, B31, B41, B52, D21, D23, K00, N00, P1

Suggested Citation

Gagliardi, Francesca and Gindis, David, Institutions and Evolution of Capitalism in Geoff Hodgson’s Work (Introduction) (March 22, 2019). in "Institutions and Evolution of Capitalism: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey M. Hodgson" (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar), 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3423969 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3423969

Francesca Gagliardi

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David Gindis (Contact Author)

University of Warwick - Warwick Law School ( email )

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